What is Beta-Glucan and How Does it Support Better Health?

What is Beta-Glucan and How Does it Support Better Health?

Beta-glucan is one form of soluble dietary fiber that’s strongly linked to improving cholesterol levels, boosting heart health and immunity.

Beta-glucans form a natural component of the cell walls of bacteria and fungi, and cereals such as oats, barley and baker’s yeast.

Beta-glucan was discovered in the 1940s when Dr. Louis Pillemer discovered a substance that had immune activating properties. He called it Zymosan. While it did stimulate non-specific immunity response, it was made up of a relatively crude composition of various molecular structures.

Years later, research by Dr. Nicholas DiLuzio at Tulane University isolated the actual immune activating structure, called Beta-1,3-D-Glucan. In the 1970s, medical studies began on humans.

Many health researchers consider beta-glucans to be one of the most effective immune enhancing substances ever discovered.

The health benefits of beta-glucans are well known, documented and include:

  1. Supporting the innate immune system, which is the body’s first line of defense against illness and disease.
  2. Providing antioxidant properties to fight against free radical damage to cells and tissues.
  3. Helping to inhibit glycation, which is a process where an excess sugar molecule combines with an excess protein molecule and produces tremendous amounts of damaging free radicals
  4. Enhancing control of blood sugar and promoting reduction of the glycemic index.
  5. Reducing inflammation in cells and body tissues.

Most people have a compromised immune system these days due to the quality of food available, sugar in their diet, environmental toxins and ongoing daily stress. A compromised immune system “opens the door” to a range of acute illnesses, such as colds and flu, and more serious chronic, degenerative diseases.

Sugar has been Shown to Decrease Immunity by up to 50% for 6 Hours

This figure comes from a Loma Linda University study. But here’s the worst part: Since there is sugar in practically everything we eat on a daily basis, there’s a good chance you are operating with only 50% of your immunity most of the time.

The good news is that beta-glucans are available in supplement form to promote a stronger immune system and better health.

You can get the extra immune system protection you need by using the potent beta-glucans formulation, Immune Defense. Immune Defense contains 1,953 mg of beta-glucans, which is up to 2 times more beta-glucans than in most other brands. Immune Defense also utilizes natural Cellinfusion Technology which enhances the absorption of the beta-glucans 3.4 times to give you better results and better value for money.

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